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On Monday, April 8th, we will be hosting our second webinar, during which we will be discussing the microbiome and its role in aging and disease.

Our second research webinar

Our work is largely supported by the generosity of our monthly patrons, the Lifespan Heroes, so to thank them we have launched a new series of exclusive webinars where Heroes can join the researchers live, listen to discussion panels, and take part in Q&A sessions.

Our second webinar will take place on Monday, April 8th at 1 PM EST. It will be hosted by Dr. Oliver Medvedik with guests Dr. Mike Lustgarten, Dr. Amy Proal, and Dr. Cosmo Mielke. They will discuss the microbiome, which has increasingly been implicated in aging and the development of age-related diseases.

Our bodies play host to a community of micro-organisms, including bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses, and other microbes. Collectively, they are known as the microbiota, and they form an ecosystem within your body. Your body’s microbiome is all the genes that your microbiota contain, though the words microbiota and microbiome are often used interchangeably.

If you are a Lifespan Hero, you will have the chance to join us live for many webinars and have the opportunity to learn about this fascinating aspect of aging research and to gain insight into what goes on in the lab. We’ll email the webinar connection instructions to our Heroes on the day of the event, so please check your inbox for this nearer the time.

If you cannot join us for this webinar, don’t worry; we will be recording all of our webinars and making them available for our Heroes to enjoy a few months prior to public release.

Calling all the Heroes

This year, our plan is to reach out to an even wider audience and engage with them about the need to end age-related diseases. We aim to hire another team member so that we can cover more news stories, buy new equipment, produce more films with popular Youtube channels, launch a two-day conference in NYC, and do more online shows, including this new webinar series.

However, to do this, we need your help.

We are very grateful for the support of our monthly patrons, the Lifespan Heroes, and we are asking you to consider joining them today in order to help us achieve our ambitious goals for 2019.

By becoming a Lifespan Hero, you become a monthly patron and can change or halt your contributions at any time. In return for your support, you get access to the Heroes’ Private Discord channel, enjoy discounts on our event tickets, get early access to conference videos and live access to webinars, and receive regular reports on our progress and future plans.

Please consider becoming a Lifespan Hero today. We look forward to seeing you at our next webinar.

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About the author

Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 600 articles on the topic, interviewed over 100 of the leading researchers in the field, hosted livestream events focused on aging, as well as attending various medical industry conferences. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, Swiss Monthly, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve is one of three recipients of the 2020 H+ Innovator Award and shares this honour with Mirko Ranieri – Google AR and Dinorah Delfin – Immortalists Magazine. The H+ Innovator Award looks into our community and acknowledges ideas and projects that encourage social change, achieve scientific accomplishments, technological advances, philosophical and intellectual visions, author unique narratives, build fascinating artistic ventures, and develop products that bridge gaps and help us to achieve transhumanist goals. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project.
  1. April 5, 2019

    Looking forward to chatting on monday!

    Those interested in my latest research work on viral infections and aging biology can read up at my blog. Add yourself to the mailing list for updates!

  2. mike lustgarten
    April 12, 2019

    Ha, Cosmo beat me in being the first comment. For those who want more info on my approach:

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